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sohaver
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over heating

Postby sohaver » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:33 pm



I have a 1979 gl 1000 the temp gage slowly goes up and stays up, I have changed the water pump, thermastat, and by pass the fan it stays running, can anyone tell me what else might cause it to stay hot im lost



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Re: over heating

Postby dkorody » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:46 pm

it could be rad cap or your rad could be full of scale

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Re: over heating

Postby sohaver » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:04 am

i have also flushed the radiator

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Re: over heating

Postby dkorody » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:28 pm

i would check and make sure the rad cap is pressurising i had a car do that and nobody could figure it out put new cap solved problem

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Fred Camper
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Re: over heating

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:18 pm

Sound like air in the system, and I agree the cap is a good part to check.

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Re: over heating

Postby sohaver » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:29 pm

how do you get air out of your system

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Re: over heating

Postby sohaver » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:35 pm

is it normal for cooling fan to blow air out the sides down by your legs?

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Re: over heating

Postby dkorody » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 am

when did this start heating ??did it just start heating all of a sudden?how long does it take to get hot?

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Re: over heating

Postby sohaver » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:59 am

I just got the bike 3 months ago and this started 3 weeks ago coud the weather have anything to do with it

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Re: over heating

Postby dingdong » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:36 am

Can you describe what you mean when you say "goes up and stays up". How high is up? Does it get into the red?
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sohaver
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Re: over heating

Postby sohaver » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:01 am

No it doesn't get in the red it stays right on the edge it takes about three miles

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Re: over heating

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:29 pm

I have said it before but it is worth saying again.
Get a reading from an accurate thermometer. digital is a good source. DO NOT trust the gauge on your bike 'till you "KNOW" it is right.




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